Maximo Kausch

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Maximo Kausch

Maximo Kausch (born March 1981 in Argentina) is a British mountain guide and expedition leader. He holds the current world record of the most 6,000-metre Andean peaks climbed.[1]

His project, "Andes' All 6000m Peaks" aims to climb all 104 of the 6,000-metre peaks in the Andes.[2] He maps all peaks using GPS units and publishes all his work for free in the hope that more climbers might attempt the project.[3] The whole project has not been tried before by other mountaineers.[4][5]


He is the world-record holder with the most 6000 metre Andean peaks and so far (Jan 2017) reached the summit of 83 6000 mountains (not counting secondary peaks).[1][6][7]


  • Andes 6000+: 83 peaks climbed by the date (Jan 2017) and 11 secondary 6000m peaks in the Andes alone. His total number of high altitude climbed mountains is unknown and is probably near to 180. The project started in 2012.[citation needed]
  • 30 x 6000ers in 2 months: Maximo climbed 30 peaks in 60 days in late 2012. This great achievement was done alone and approaching the mountains on a 250cc motorbike. He covered 7000 km from the Atacama all the way to the Central Andes.[8][9]
  • Bolivia’s all 6000ers: Maximo has concluded (15 peaks) the project in August 2014[10]
  • Chile's all 6000ers: Concluded all 39 peaks in December 2017[11][12]
  • Argentina's all 6000ers: Concluded all 43 peaks in December 2017[11][13]
  • Andes unclimbed 5000ers: He has successfully climbed 5 unclimbed 5000m peaks in the Andes including the highest of them all, Mt Parofes 5845m[14][15][16]


  1. ^ a b "Most 6000-m Andes mountains climbed". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  2. ^ "Pythom". Retrieved 2018-03-30.
  3. ^ Biggar, John. "Andes Website - The definitive list of 6000m mountain peaks in South America". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  4. ^ "Everest K2 News ExplorersWeb - Maximo Kausch going for all 6000ers in the Andes". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  5. ^ "Pythom". Retrieved 2018-03-30.
  6. ^ "Kausch Breaks Record for 6000m Peaks Climbed in Andes". Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  7. ^ "BMC member's quest to climb all Andean 6,000m peaks". Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  8. ^ "Maximo Kausch asciende 30 seismiles en dos meses. Desnivel". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  9. ^ "Maximo Kausch asciende 30 seismiles en dos meses. Desnivel". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  10. ^ Luiz, Elias. "Maximo Kausch e Pedro Hauck escalam todos os 6000 da Bolívia". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  11. ^ a b "Maximo Kausch completa la ascensión a todos los 6000s de Argentina y Chile". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-03-30.
  12. ^ "Entrevista a Maximo Kausch parte 1 | escalando - escalada y montañismo en latinoamerica". escalando - escalada y montañismo en latinoamerica. Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  13. ^ "Maximo Kausch llega a la mitad de su proyecto andino y 'descubre' un nuevo seismil". Tatoo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  14. ^ "Mt. Parofes and Other Volcano Ascents - AAC Publications - Search The American Alpine Journal and Accidents". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  15. ^ ap507. "Discovery-led learning: Academic follows passion for adventure with aid from supercomputer — University of Leicester". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  16. ^ "Maximo Kausch, Pedro Hauck y Jovany Blume ascienden el mayor pico virgen de los Andes". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-05-28.

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